I think it’s fair to say most of us know little about chickens, other than maybe the difference between battery farmed or free range?
Fact no1: Did you know the chicken is the closest living relative to the great Tyran
saurus-Rex? True story!
Fact no2: Chickens are able to remember and recognise over 100 individuals; they can also recognise humans. (smarter than you think)
Fact no3: Hens are extremely affectionate and caring mothers. In Christian writings, Jesus is said to have used the love of a hen for her brood to express God’s love for humans. In Ancient Rome, saying ‘you were raised by a hen’ was a compliment.
Now Back to the story..
When the farmer approached the chickens, as he did every morning to collect the egg, It appeared that it was just another typical day on the farm.
As he nudged one of the hens to collect the egg she was sitting on, he received a huge surprise!
She was not laying on her egg! What he found highlights the fact that chickens are able to show empathy, something usually reserved for animals we perceive as intelligent. After you’ve
What he found highlights the fact that chickens are able to show empathy, something usually reserved for animals we perceive as intelligent. After you’ve watched the video I think you’ll agree, chickens are clearly far more intelligent than most of us think.